Richard Scott Larson holds degrees from Hunter College and New York University. His short stories and essays have appeared in Electric Literature, Joyland, Hobart, Wigleaf, Booth, and many other journals and anthologies, and his work has also recently been recognized as notable in the Best American Essays series. As a critic of books, film, and television, he has been a staff contributor to Publishers Weekly, Slant Magazine, and Strange Horizons, and he was the Assistant Editor of the “Queers Destroy Fantasy!” issue of Lightspeed Magazine. His work has also recently been supported by residency and fellowship offers from the Vermont Studio Center, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. Born and raised in the suburbs of St. Louis, he now lives in Brooklyn and works for the Expository Writing Program at NYU. He’s currently revising a memoir.